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Being a model in my 30’s … ahem…late 30’s can be tough.  Models are considered to be perfect beings – we are booked on how we look. Yikes! This can be extremely soul destroying at times, and I’ve leant  over the years, especially as I get older that I have to look after myself.  Not such a bad thing really – as who doesn’t want to take care of themselves? I’m a firm believer that women must get better with age, but when your livelihood relies on it, it can be

This months ‘Mama of the Month’ is 57 year old model Nicola Griffin.  Mother of twin girls, Nicky found herself giving up her day job and entering the fashion industry at the mature age of 53.  She’s now gracing the covers of glossy magazines and shooting swimwear campaigns with top models!  I was lucky enough to shoot with her in Italy on my first shot back after giving birth.  Nicky is a huge inspiration of mine and I absolutely LOVE her answers…   1.Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’m about to shatter your impressions of how you perceive models.  Please do not read on if you want to believe that all models are perfect in every single way. Yes I thought you may want to read on… cheeky. This is an account of what really happened when I shot this TV commercial.  A ‘behind the scenes special’ if you please. You may be familiar with this TV commercial – it’s on your screens now and I’m the blonde girl . It all started the day of the casting.  I

I don’t know about you, but these Easter holidays are doing me in!  And it got me thinking… Has covering dark circles under your eyes starting to consume a lot of your time? Worried how tired you’ll look at the school gates or concerned about that skin above your eye lid looking a little baggy? Is the strain of motherhood starting to show in your face? Inevitably we’re all getting older and of course we’re all worried about looking older too.  Becoming a mother has definitely made me notice the dark

  Question – Why do people feel the need to open other people’s bathroom cabinets? Are we trying to find a secret clue to a part of their life we know nothing about?  What do we think we’ll find? Are we that curious? We hosted a dinner party recently at our place – and of course the panic tidy up commenced.  Not only do I clear up the toys, the laundry (clean and dirty), pick away at the squashed raisins embedded on the wooden floor, and scrubbed the bathroom from top

Are you sick of looking shit in photos?  Do you look at yourself and think ‘FFS I look like a haggard mum’?  Are you full of dread when you realise you’ve been tagged in a photo on Facebook and then immediately untag yourself? Would you like some hard earned model tips to looking effortlessly good in everyday snap shots? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then this post is for you… Those of you who don’t know me,  I’ve worked as a model for 20 years.  Over

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